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PenCHORD Training - Module 1


Exeter and Plymouth
9th March 2016
10.00 - 17.00
Category: Local Events

Please note: We are holding the same training programme in two different locations at the same time. These locations are Exeter (220 Baring Court, St Luke's Campus) AND Plymouth (Cookworthy Building 411).  Please specify which location you would like to attend upon booking.

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MODULE 1 – Introduction to Excel-based Modelling in Health and Social Care

This is a full day module that introduces the concept of modelling, its potential and limitations, and guides participants through a hands-on practical session to build a simple model of an outpatient clinic.  Participants are then introduced to concepts such as “what if” analysis, in which models are reconfigured to predict the impact of different real world scenarios and the importance of considering variability in systems. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of modelling, the broad range of applications of models and their limitations
  • Explain the potential role of models for decision making in health and social care
  • Develop and test a simple decision model in MS Excel
  • Understand how to use a simple Excel-based model for “what-if” analysis
  • Appreciate the importance of capturing variability when modelling systems

Future modules are also planned and these will build into a complete suite of courses. For more information please see PenCHORD training webpage on the PenCLAHRC website.

Attendees are reminded that they will need to bring a laptop with them to this session.

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